Upcoming Events

Kent Creativity Festival
Sept 28, 11am-5pm

The annual Kent Creativity Festival provides an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to come together to create, share and explore the creation of all forms of art. The event will feature a wide variety of interactive, creative activities presented by local and regional artists and art educators. Attendees can participate in jewelry-making, weaving, dance, silk screen, architecture, creative writing, improvisational theatre, poetry, sewing, music therapy and more. This multigenerational event is free and open to everyone!




Kent Oktoberfest
Oct. 5, noon-10pm

Join us on Franklin Ave. for the sixth annual Kent Oktoberfest, presented by Spaten Oktoberfest! Enjoy live polka and dancing, local bands, German fare, seasonal beer (and cider!) and fun photo opps with Hans the Black Squirrel. Play a little corn hole on the street, have a blast with your community, and support MSK!

About Main Street Kent


Kent, Ohio is a unique place. Our downtown is filled with shops, restaurants, bars, live music, and a vibrant community of artists and creators. Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization, promotion, beautification and preservation of downtown Kent. Support is provided by the City of Kent, local businesses, and community members alike. Since Main Street Kent’s formation in 2006, dozens of new businesses have opened in downtown Kent, and hundreds of new full-time and part-time jobs have been created. We are proud to be a part of a vibrant and thriving community. From hosting events year round to creating public art projects, we’re committed to making Kent, OH the best it can be!

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 Featured Friend of Main Street Kent


Corral is the perfect place to hold an intimate event! Located at 6689 State Route 43, it is a lovely space for a birthday or anniversary party, bridal or baby shower, family reunions or just a gathering of friends. It’s a great time of year to utilize this space, as fall is upon us and the scenery is breathtaking!

 Featured Volunteers

Gerri Bowen

Gerri is a longtime, dedicated volunteer for MSK. Here’s why she helps us with all we do…

“I’m a librarian and work in downtown Akron. Akron is a nice place, but I love living in Kent. I enjoy walking along the river and all the unique restaurants and shops that are so close. Kent is a welcoming community with a small town feel and a touch of eclectic. MSK does a great job promoting Kent through fun festivals and activities geared to all ages and interests. It’s fun volunteering at different festivals, meeting new people and promoting a city I love.”